Every once in a while, you get to do a commission that satisfies all your geek requirements. This one may be hard to top. It has it all: Romance, awesome creatures, a Dracula cape… A land-squid.
I couldn’t ask for more! It’s projects like this where I’m keenly aware that it’s not everyone who gets an all-expenses-paid trip to the Slothlands. I’m grateful.
Also, here’s a link to a hi-res version, in case you want some sloth-love wallpaper.
This weekend, I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con, taking commissions (you can totally commission something like this, and I’ll mail it to you) and peddling my wares. I may even see if I can get some prints made of this piece.
See you in Seattle!
Here’s a few process shots from my latest painting for Portland’s Modern Man Barbershop. This place is one of my favorite businesses in Portland, and they just opened a new location on Hawthorne (where this piece is going up).
Over the last few months, I’ve become a regular, and I’m just really enthusiastic about the whole business and their aesthetic. Shot of whiskey on your way in, fantastic haircuts, shoe shines, straight razor shaves, etc., and a cigar on your way out. It’s a wonderful model, and really affordable (important for the likes of me, who typically goes way too long between cuts). One day I asked the owner, Chris, if he’d be interested in commissioning a painting for their space, and happily, he dug the idea.
I’m not sure when this is going up (above the barbershop’s fireplace!) , but regardless, you should head down and get yourself a haircut from these people. It’s a lot of fun.